G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in secure outsourcing in countries and sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. We make a difference by helping people to operate in safe and secure environments where they can thrive and prosper and we believe this role can only grow in importance. G4S is the largest employer on the London Stock Exchange, with operations in more than 125 countries and over 620,000 employees. In this annual report we feature the important work carried out by our employees across our 125 countries. We are proud of the role they play in securing your world. With strong market positions in developed and developing markets complementing global outsourcing trends, G4S has a sustainable growth strategy. Our strategy for enhanced growth consists of the following key components. 1.Drive outsourcing in all markets 2.Focus on sectors where security and safety are key 3.Develop long-term partnerships with large customers 4.Transfer expertise from more developed markets into key developing markets 5.Acquire businesses to accelerate organic growth potential
Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
611,366 (est)+2%
G4S was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People/Management at G4S

Ashley Almanza

Ashley Almanza

Chief Executive Officer
Tim Weller

Tim Weller

Chief Financial Officer
Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

Regional President, Africa
John Kenning

John Kenning

Regional CEO, Americas
Graham Levinsohn

Graham Levinsohn

Regional CEO, Europe and Middle East
Jenni Myles

Jenni Myles

Group HR Director
Søren Lundsberg-Nielsen

Søren Lundsberg-Nielsen

Group General Counsel
Peter Neden

Peter Neden

CEO, Care and Justice Services
Jesus Rosano

Jesus Rosano

CEO, Cash Solutions
Debbie Walker

Debbie Walker

Group Corporate Affairs Director

G4S Office Locations

G4S has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
105 Victoria St
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G4S Financials and Metrics

G4S Financials

G4S's revenue was reported to be £7.6 b in FY, 2016 which is a 11% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

7.6 b

Gross profit (FY, 2016)

1.4 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

220 m

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

574 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

402 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

4.4 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

851 m


3.6 b
G4S's current market capitalization is £4.4 b.
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


4.5 b5.9 b7 b7.4 b7 b7.2 b7.1 b6.9 b6.9 b7.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

3.5 b5.7 b6.2 b

Gross profit

1 b1.2 b1.4 b
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

160.6 m194 m226.1 m254 m204 m118 m(243 m)82 m28 m220 m

Cash From Operating Activities

291.3 m373 m509.2 m448 m372 m287 m372 m265 m283 m522 m

Dividends Paid

59.3 m58.4 m103 m124 m120 m130 m138 m145 m145 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(23.9 m)187 m(218.7 m)(261 m)(52 m)46 m(114 m)(432 m)(175 m)(307 m)
    GBPY, 2016


    6.3 x


    9 x


    6.9 x


    12.7 k


    0.1 x

    Financial Leverage

    6.7 x
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    G4S Operating Metrics

    FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

    Retention Rate


    Annual Contract Value

    £5.5 b£5.7 b£6.8 b


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    G4S Market Value History

    G4S Revenue Breakdown

    G4S's Web-traffic and Trends

    G4S Online and Social Media Presence

    G4S Company Life and Culture

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